Watch the Hybrolicious Power online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Focus On: Funk Guitar
Next up will be the Hybrolicious Power jam once again in the key of Am. Weighing in a 16 bars you have a deep I-IV groove intentionally influenced by Chock Fulla Pocket. You'll see the chords and the rhythms written out below the solo in the chart. Notice this is still a Im7-IV7 affair in Am, but with a simpler approach than Chock Fulla Pocket. Why? Because that's what you do. The solo is the center of attention, not you and your chord vocabulary. As a rhythm player you need to listen carefully. Until you develop a keen ear for where soloists go, it's best to lock into a groove and play TIGHT. The entire jam will be better for it and, trust me, your efforts will be most appreciated.
In addition to the rhythm playing you'll have your first crack at soloing with this horizontal lick-fest. It makes use of a few elements learned in the Solo Concepts section including the two pairs of minor pentatonic and minor blues scales, power wrist and hybrid picking techniques and it begins the conversation about phrasing. The latter is big time important and will be reiterated in the next solo so be sure to rock this one good! To best get your fingers playing the licks the tempo is at 75bpm. That said, don't be fooled by the slower tempo. This is the range where myriad funk staples were played. Fast is usually not funky.